Post University Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Admissions Counselor Online

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Post University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The office environment was pretty nice. It was team based which had advantages and usually made me feel supported. They gave you a chance to learn some skill sets in marketing. Discount on online classes, but keep in mind that most employers aren't thrilled by a Post degree.

    Cons

    It was based on "butts-in-seats" policy, the main goal was to sign up as many online students for each eight week session as possible. It didn't really matter if the students were qualified or not. So, if you were looking to do admissions work at a legit university down the road, this experience barely helps you at all. it was a cult of personality, and those who had been there for a while and made friends with the higher ups in management got promoted based on this and not on the quality of their leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    I get that it was about numbers, but what this created was a stressful and frustrating environment in which admissions counselors felt pressured to admit poor quality students- which only lowers the quality of the program. I would recommend investing in quality over quantity, both in terms of the admissions staff, the student populations and the professors and courses offered. It cheapens the program to have constant turnover of staff and students.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Their business model isn't in line with their academics

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    Former Employee - Admisisons/Retention
    Former Employee - Admisisons/Retention

    I worked at Post University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are some good people that work there, but they are fading fast. The people at the top have turned the whole Online organization into a replica of the high school from the movie Mean Girls.

    Cons

    As a former employee and student, I wish I could endorse working for Post more because they have a good product. The topics they teach, particularly in the Masters program, are good and accurately reflect things you'll need to know post-grad. However, it would be almost comical to study things in my courses, only to go to work the next day & listen to managers explain business strategies that my textbook was damning the night before. They literally do not practice what they preach.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the games, stop the nonsense. Stop focusing only on enrollments. There is almost no support for students once they enroll, and that is the #1 reasons why students change schools. You have to retain students to truly grow, and unfortunately they are stuck in a holding pattern of scaring employees into weak enrollments and registrations until they decide to reallocate their resources.


  3. Mixed Bag - Online Division

    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Post University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students who really want to improve their lives and are taking the steps to make that happen makes coming to work worthwhile. Hearing the excitement in a students voice as they talk about having a real future is very rewarding. The team environment was often fun and motivating. Games and contests to keep the energy flowing and the mood up and the enrollments growing.

    Cons

    Many leads were not properly screened. The method of recruiting (industry wide) can be deceptive as individuals 'request' information about enrollment they had no intention of doing so. The focus shifted away from the student as a person and more toward the student as a number. Many students are enrolled who have little to no chance of earning a college degree. This was not the case in the past, students were directed to other options to bring up their skills to university level then to reapply. The turnover rate for the entire division is very high, the worth being in enrollment. Average age in enrollment is maybe 25, can feel a bit like high school.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus back on the students as people. Raise the standards for student enrollment. For profit schools get a bad reputation for using so much federal financial aid, don't be part of the problem. Enroll qualified students who will go on to graduation and have successful careers and pay back their student loans. Don't add to the defaults.


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    I wouldn't send my own children here...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People who care. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    This is not a college experience. Not worth the price. Very very small campus. School is run by adjuncts. Biggest focus is in growing online school. Too much pressure to sell students on the school. Nothing to do in the area. Very poor leadership and very political. Students are encouraged to play sports and not attend class.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the students. Change the management. Added too many layers of managers who have to prove why they have a job here. Reduce on-campus crime. Create programs that are interesting. Definitely invest in career services. The job placement rate is near zero.


  6. Great Entry Level Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Entry Level..Excellent Benefits and plenty of PTO

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    reward your employees


  7. Friendly, welcoming place

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    Current Employee - Staff Member in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Member in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I found it to be a very open place where people, no matter which level in the organization are friendly and accessible. Lots of work but it's all "centered" around the student experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to schedule things given people's schedules, few actual meeting places and lots of activities always going on. Sounds like I want more meetings but actually NOT.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things collaborative (as they are) and continue to work on consistency of style across all areas.


  8. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Communications in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredibly collaborative culture, and a real focus on student support. Post is comprised of a dedicated team of educators who are focused on providing a genuinely student-focused educational experience.

    Cons

    Given that classes are offered year-round, there is virtually no down time during the year. It's a blessing and a curse.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Academic Success Counselor for Online Educational Institute

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Success Counselor in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Academic Success Counselor in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Post University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    While this position operated in a call center environment, the team worked closely together and made for a welcoming and productive environment. I never felt like I couldn't turn to someone for help when I found myself in a tough situation with a student. The HR department is great and really takes care of its employees as far as benefits and resignation. I had to relocate to a different state and was sad to leave such a great team.

    Cons

    Cubicles are a bit too close to one another and at times makes for a noisy atmosphere while you are on the phone trying to speak with a student. However, I've never received complaints from students about having trouble hearing me.


  10. Student/Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post University part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There was no PRO going to Post University except that I graduated from here!

    Cons

    School is based on favoritism, staff can be rude but they are better than the students. Nobody values the students opinions unless they are athletes or RA's and theyare always treated better than the rest of the students at Post. Horrible dorms filled with bugs, Undercooked meat in the Cafeteria, there's only one good chef there! I HATE THIS SCHOOL SO MUCH AND WISH I NEVER ATTENDED IT. It needs a lot of work done.

    Advice to Management

    FIX EVERYTHING , THE DORMS AND THE FOOD & THE STAFF!! & THE GYM, THEN MAYBE THE SCHOOL COULD BE ALMOST 25% DECENT!!


  11. Great Place to Start Your Career!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residence Director in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Residence Director in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Post University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to get your hands into as many different aspects of higher education as you could imagine. There are friendly faces wherever you go. The president is an amazing human being and I am honored to work for him. Plenty of sick time/PTO. Tons of one-on-one student interaction on main campus.

    Cons

    Being a for-profit institution, it's all about the numbers. Some, especially those in upper management, tend to forget about the importance of the individual student and focus more on the total number, thus sacrificing the quality of time for those students already present at the university.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that retaining students is just as, if not more, important than bringing in the new. Keeping the current students happy is how the money is made and how a good reputation is built. Invest in the now!



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